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February/March 2016 Favorites

 

Warning: Extreme Ranting Ahead..

Omigosh was February and March hectic. The beginning of March was especially stressful since my phone and wallet actually got stolen while I was taking a midterm at a theater near my school (yeah I actually have class in the movie theater). And yeah, some student decided it would be fun to steal my stuff WHILE I WAS TRYING TO PASS COLLEGE. Can you be any more cruel? But the police found them so it’s all good but then the next day I lose my apartment keys and then I found out I couldn’t call anyone so I had to buy a new SIM card and I was out all last week because my fraternity had rush and also my  new credit card isn’t working and I didn’t get the job I wanted..and because I had to cancel my credit card, my order for The Winner’s Kiss COULDN’T COME IN. Ok I’m done. Be calm, Carolyn.

It’s like the bucket of problems got dumped on me this month. And I’m telling you it’s not even the big problems that really frustrate me, it’s the addition of the little things. But on a side note, I’m so thankful to my friends and my sister for being so emotionally supportive during this time. I’ve honestly never felt so loved and I feel like everyone deserves a chance to feel this way at least once in their life.

In other more pleasant news, I got my eyebrows threaded for the first time and I did not know eyebrow shaping could make such a difference but it does! I also went shopping a lot because shopping is actually really therapeutic. I had my spring break where I honestly spent it all trying to find PAs to shadow (Why is this so hard?) and hanging out with my friends. If you follow me on instagram, you’ll know that I went to the Carlsbad Flower Fields. It was so pretty!! I’m not a big flower person but one look at these flowers and I was converted.

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Ah, so serene..unlike my life

Makeup

I think getting my eyebrows threaded got me really into more of the possibilities of makeup and I’ve been loving it.

I would highly recommend the Nyx eyebrow pencil. It just gets so much coverage with so little ink and the color is perfect for my brows. I’ve also been loving my Nyx liquid eyeliner as well.

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This post was not sponsored by Nyx, fyi

 

Clothes

White crop top from forever 21- so pretty and summery; I can’t wait to wear it in the upcoming weeks because it is so hot here in Socal.

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This post was not sponsored by Forever21 but that tag is all kinds of cute. 

Apps

Google Opinion Rewards-Basically you do free surveys for free money to buy things on the Google Play Store. You can’t really go wrong with that. I buy games and ebooks with it. Surprise, surprise.

Songs

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Hymn for the Weekend-Coldplay’s new album is so awesome and I think this one’s my favorite out of all of them.

One Call Away by Charlie Puth– A random surprise

I Won’t Let You Walk Away-more EDM

Youth by Troye Sivan-My youth is yours.. This song has been playing nonstop for me. I even internally fangirled when I heard it playing at Starbucks

Wild by Troye Sivan– I love the melancholy in this song.

Lost Boy by Troye Sivan-I normally would not like the beat of htis song but something about it is just so charming and yeah this has been a Troye Sivan month. No shame.

Recommendations from Summer and Joey 

Your Lie in April OST– AHH so beautiful, it makes me want to cry. Thanks for the rec Summer!

Smoke-filled room remix– I actually usually don’t like remixes but I really liked this one. Thanks Joey, I’ve been looking at all your retrospective posts for music recs 🙂

TV

This whole month I haven’t watched basically anything but FRIENDS and this is actually the first time I’ve seen Friends. I know, I know, how can a lover of comedy not  have watched Friends by now. Well, funny story, I didn’t like Friends at first. I thought it wasn’t funny..but I’m officially converted! I don’t know why I didn’t see it before. It’s hilarious and charming and Joey and Chandler are probably my favorites haha 🙂

 

Well that’s it! Hopefully, hopefully, April brings better luck. Fingers crossed.

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June 2015 Favorites

I think June for me was a mix between sadness and utter happiness so some of my favorites kind of show that. I can’t believe half of the year is gone already..2015 is going by way too fast..

Beauty

  • BB Dakota Sale
    • I went to one of their sales in June and I ended up buying a really cute tank and dress all for $15 :3
  • TreeHut Body Butter in the scent Vanilla
    • So soothing and smells fabulous
    • From what I’ve used, it hydrates really well and my skin feels moisturized for the whole day

Music

  • Talking Body by Tove Lo
    • Kind of the perfect summer beach song and it’s so catchy and fun to dance to
  • Trap Queen by Fetty Wap
    • Because this song is just really fun.
  • Every Teardrop is a Waterfall by Coldplay
    • I love the opening verse of this song and the line “Maybe I’m in the gap between the two trapeze”
  • Flashlight by Jessie J (Pitch Perfect soundtrack)
    • The uplifting song I need in times of despair and sadness

Games

  • Hearthstone
    • Super fun online card game that’s very reminiscent of Yu-Gi-Oh but I personally think it has its own unique foundation
    • If you play, my favorite hero is the Hunter lol and currently trying to get more Mech cards

TV Shows

  • Louie on FX (the police officer on Parks and Rec) (Season 1)
    • A comedy about Louie’s life (exaggerated) and includes snippets of his stand-up comedy in every episode
    • One of the funniest comedy shows I’ve watched in a while (excluding B99 and Parks and Rec)
    • If you like harsh and situational humor, I would recommend this one.
  • Other Space on Yahoo! (8 episodes only!)
    • Created and directed by Paul Feig who is the director of Bridesmaids
    • It follows an ensemble of space explorers on a spaceship together as they travel the universe together
    • Wacky, sweet humor with funny characters
  • Tangled is going to be a TV show in 2017!!! I’m so excited, Tangled is one of my favorite recent Disney movies and they’re using most of the original voice actors!! Excuse me while I go hyperventilate.

Youtube

  • Danisnotonfire
    • Dan is the king of the introverts and his humor is so in sync with mine, it’s uncanny
    • I’ve been following him for a long time but I introduced him to my roommate this month and he’s been a source of comfort and laughter during our hellish finals week
    • I instantly feel better when I watch his videos and for that, I’m eternally grateful
  • Circle of Life cover starring Alex Boye
    • Alex Boye is a person who does covers of popular songs and “africanizes” them
    • This cover gives me goosebumps in the best way

Vine

  • I don’t watch that many vines but this one is too hilarious to not put on my favorites.